Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES KDES is one of the demonstration schools of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University: clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/KDES

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05/04/2021
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#StopAsianHate

Video transcript: I should feel excited to learnI should feel safe, empowered and cared for in school. But do you SEE me? We’re tired.We’re tired of our crie...

05/04/2021

Come join our Clerc Center Family!

We are looking for an innovative, passionate, and talented strategic partner in the organization's efforts for transformation and growth.

Audiologist
#190

Speech-Language Pathologist
#191

View the Job descriptions: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Auv9S5mCJvSMiW_BzTSR7DJ9259OBuQ9?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: gallaudet.edu/careers Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 190 or 191 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.
#DeafEd

05/01/2021

Come join our Clerc Center Family!

We are looking for an innovative, passionate, and talented strategic partner in the organization's efforts for transformation and growth.

Director, National Programs and Outreach (K-12)

#188

Director, National School and Program Partnerships

#189

View the Job Profiles: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Auv9S5mCJvSMiW_BzTSR7DJ9259OBuQ9?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: gallaudet.edu/careers Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 188 or 189 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.

#DeafEd

The 345 Department, in honor of Deaf Heritage Month last month, created a video.  This video is an adaptation of a Deaf ...
04/30/2021
The Wildcat Story: Deaf Story

The 345 Department, in honor of Deaf Heritage Month last month, created a video. This video is an adaptation of a Deaf story told and passed down throughout many generations at Deaf schools, clubs, etc. The students and staff had a great time working on this. Enjoy and laugh away! #kdeswildcats

Congratulations to our KDES mathletes, Fiona Keegan, Tika Jenson, Tristan Macfadden, Pax Holcomb, and Caroline Majeri.  ...
04/29/2021

Congratulations to our KDES mathletes, Fiona Keegan, Tika Jenson, Tristan Macfadden, Pax Holcomb, and Caroline Majeri. They worked hard in the RIT math competition. They all played individually, and they did a fantastic job. Fiona Keegan and Pax Holcomb made it into the quarter and semi-finals which were the top 32 and 16 mathletes. Fiona made it into the finals, placing third place at the competition. Go Wildcats!

Congratulations to our KDES mathletes, Fiona Keegan, Tika Jenson, Tristan Macfadden, Pax Holcomb, and Caroline Majeri. They worked hard in the RIT math competition. They all played individually, and they did a fantastic job. Fiona Keegan and Pax Holcomb made it into the quarter and semi-finals which were the top 32 and 16 mathletes. Fiona made it into the finals, placing third place at the competition. Go Wildcats!

Come join our KDES Family!We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cul...
04/22/2021

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Registered Nurse

Job ID: 178

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ZmHaqm_MBDh8yVUmTeXoeOxdxFrtopw/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 178 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.

#DeafEd

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Registered Nurse

Job ID: 178

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ZmHaqm_MBDh8yVUmTeXoeOxdxFrtopw/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 178 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.

#DeafEd

Come join our KDES Family!We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cul...
04/22/2021

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Library Media Specialist

Job ID: 184

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fp64j-4SfJW1QP-cvPmwqsJ9PEYwcep3/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 184 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.
#DeafEd

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Library Media Specialist

Job ID: 184

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fp64j-4SfJW1QP-cvPmwqsJ9PEYwcep3/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 184 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.
#DeafEd

Congrats to our Middle School finalist, Mattea King, for the Youth Debate Bowl.Tune in tomorrow, Friday, April 16th, fro...
04/15/2021

Congrats to our Middle School finalist, Mattea King, for the Youth Debate Bowl.

Tune in tomorrow, Friday, April 16th, from 7pm to 9pm to watch the final match on Gallaudet Youth Programs’ page!

Caption:

This past Monday, Gallaudet Youth Programs and the Center for Democracy in Deaf America had the honor of launching an historical event: our inaugural Youth Debate Bowl. This Friday, April 16th, from 7pm to 9pm, we are going to live stream the FINALS on Gallaudet Youth Programs’ page! Our middle school finalists will be arguing whether homework should be abolished or not and our High School debaters will be arguing whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 or not. Come and tune in!

This event is co-hosted by the Gallaudet University Youth Programs and the Center for Democracy in Deaf America. This event is also sponsored by the National Black Deaf Advocates and the National Association of the Deaf.


Image Description:

A metallic grey background shows a solid grey rectangular block with bulbs of continuous white dots that form a border.

Alt Text: YOUTH DEBATE BOWL Finals
Friday, April 16th - 7pm to 9pm EST
Livestreamed on Gallaudet Youth Programs page

Underneath the title page contains a pyramid of the participants involved in the program followed by the logos of our co-hosts (Center for Democracy in Deaf America and Gallaudet Youth Programs) and sponsors (National Black Deaf Advocates and National Association of the Deaf)

Moderators:
Lexi Hil - A white woman with shoulder length brown hair is smiling while sitting in front of a brick wall. She is wearing a red top followed by a jean jacket.

Aubrey Moorman- A black and white headshot of a light skinned Biracial male with glasses and short curly hair. He poses in front wearing a black polo shirt.

Judges:
Kim Bianco Majeri - A curly haired white woman standing in front of a solid grey background. She is wearing a dark blue polo with the NAD logo displayed on the right side.

Zainab Alkebsi - A light skinned woman with straight hair at the shoulder length smiles for the camera. She is wearing a dark red top with a black blazer.

Isidore Niyongabo - A dark skinned Black male with dreads at the top and hair shaved at the sides. He is wearing an inviting smile, a red button down shirt, and a black blazer.

Debaters:

Marissa Giuntoli - A white woman wearing a bun and glasses smiles for the camera. She sports a black top posting in front of a cream background.

Surabhi Gangadkar - A woman with a bright smile, long black hair, and black glasses. She is smiling for the picture and behind her is a brown background.

Mattea King - A black and white photo of a young white woman with shoulder length wavy/curly hair. She wears a warm smile, glasses, and a black top.

Jonah Abenchuchan - A young white male sits in front of a brick wall with his arms crossed. He is looking away from the camera while wearing a white shirt and a grey beanie with a dark base at the bottom of the beanie.

Congratulations to Pax Holcomb and Talia Willey-Saunders for receiving All Star at the 2021 Nationals.  Go Wildcats!  #k...
04/15/2021

Congratulations to Pax Holcomb and Talia Willey-Saunders for receiving All Star at the 2021 Nationals. Go Wildcats! #kdeswildcats

Congratulations to Pax Holcomb and Talia Willey-Saunders for receiving All Star at the 2021 Nationals. Go Wildcats! #kdeswildcats

The KDES Battle of the Books Buff Team placed third in the nationals competition.  This team has poured their energy, he...
04/08/2021

The KDES Battle of the Books Buff Team placed third in the nationals competition. This team has poured their energy, hearts, and minds into this competition. Please help us congratulate these amazing 8th graders on their accomplishments this season! #kdeswildcats

The KDES Battle of the Books Buff Team placed third in the nationals competition. This team has poured their energy, hearts, and minds into this competition. Please help us congratulate these amazing 8th graders on their accomplishments this season! #kdeswildcats

The KDES community sends a HUGE congratulations to the Buff Team as they advance to the semifinals of the Nationals for ...
04/07/2021

The KDES community sends a HUGE congratulations to the Buff Team as they advance to the semifinals of the Nationals for Battle of the Books. Ranked second overall they scored 47 / 51 points in their quarter finals match beating out TOPS K-8. They will face California School for the Deaf Fremont Wednesday April 7th at 9:00AM. GOOD LUCK TEAM!

The KDES community sends a HUGE congratulations to the Buff Team as they advance to the semifinals of the Nationals for Battle of the Books. Ranked second overall they scored 47 / 51 points in their quarter finals match beating out TOPS K-8. They will face California School for the Deaf Fremont Wednesday April 7th at 9:00AM. GOOD LUCK TEAM!

Photos from Gallaudet University's post
03/30/2021

Photos from Gallaudet University's post

03/26/2021
#WomensHistoryMonth 5 of 5 videos

Today is our last video for #WomensHistoryMonth and this week has truly inspired us! We hope it has inspired you too. The KDES Family values all the women who have impacted our students! And remember to thank a woman who has made an impact in your life!

We would like to say an extra special THANK YOU to all those involved on the committee to make this happen: Meagan Starks, Carrie Robarge, Amy Aillon, Francisca Rangel, and Barbara Farrell.

Photos from Gallaudet University's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Gallaudet University's post

03/25/2021
#WomensHistoryMonth - 4 of 5 videos

KDES teachers and staff have been so excited to learn about who inspires our students, and who they look up to!

Watch below and be ready to be inspired.

#WomensHistoryMonth

03/24/2021
#WomensHistoryMonth - 3 of 5

Want to learn about who inspires us? Check out the 3rd video below and see! #WomensHistoryMonth

Keep an eye out for more videos through the week!

03/23/2021
#WomensHistoryMonth.- 2nd video

March is #WomensHistoryMonth. Our students have been working hard and learning about different women who have made impact across the world, and in their lives.

See what our students have to share who they look up to in the second video. Keep an eye out for more videos through the week!

03/23/2021
#WomensHistoryMonth - 1st video

March is #WomensHistoryMonth. Our students have been working hard and learning about different women who have made impact across the world, and in their lives.

See what our students have to share who they look up to in this video.
Keep an eye out for more videos through the week!

Also, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what women inspire you and why!

Come join our KDES Family!We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cul...
03/22/2021

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Teacher and Teaching Fellow Positions

Job ID: 158

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VK1FFtQKmaa9oJ4t3I_Rs5FpiPvfMj4/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 158 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.

#DeafEd

Come join our KDES Family!

We are looking for innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to celebrate students' cultural strengths.

Teacher and Teaching Fellow Positions

Job ID: 158

View the Job description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VK1FFtQKmaa9oJ4t3I_Rs5FpiPvfMj4/view?usp=sharing

To apply, go to the Gallaudet University Human Resources site, and click “See the Current Openings Opportunities”: http://gallaudet.edu/careers. Once in the Job Search portal, enter Job ID: 158 in the Search Jobs field for the specific position.

#DeafEd

03/19/2021
#DWCOverlookedGems2021: March 10th

Congratulations to our teacher, Olatokunbo Ogunbayo, who has been selected as a part of the #DWCOverlookedGems2. Deaf Women of Color organization honors every March to celebrate the Deaf Women of Color. We are so proud of you, Toks!

03/05/2021
Deaf Wacky Scientist

What a productive STEAM Day! All of our students, teachers, and staff from ECE-8th participated in STEAM activities within their departments this morning. CE/PE also did STEAM activities during CE/PE time this past week. There was a closing school-wide event with our Wacky Scientist and some of our students had the opportunity to interact with her. #STEAM matters!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqY3CEvX18

We will have a schoolwide event on Monday, February 22nd, from 11:00-11:45 am.  We are asking KDES teachers, staff, stud...
02/21/2021

We will have a schoolwide event on Monday, February 22nd, from 11:00-11:45 am.  We are asking KDES teachers, staff, students to attend this event.  Emmanuel Perrodin-Njoku and Asam Sheikh will be our panelists.    Emmanuel is one our KDES and MSSD alumni. Families are welcome to join us as well. ASL voice interpretation will be provided.

02/17/2021
All Because You Matter: ASL story told by Zakariah Reynoso

In honor of Black History Awareness Month, the ECE department hosts weekly read-aloud and activities for our ECE students and families. Last Wednesday, the students watched a video made by our very own Prek student, Zakariah-Noel Reynoso, signing the story All Because you Matter by Tami Charles video edited by our ECE lead teacher Rachel Steingieser. Then the students had the opportunity to make a You Matter poster. Many thanks to our PIP teacher Brenda Perrodin and ECE paraprofessional Zsameelah Baten for coordinating these events! #KDESwildcats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gsqImBHhrk&t=35s

02/11/2021
Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year marks the beginning of a new calendar year for many people around the world. Tomorrow begins the Year of the Ox, an animal whose attributes are hardworking and honest. Festivities span multiple days and include sacred celebrations coordinated to the cycles of the moon. For many, it is an important holiday that centers on reunions with family and friends and observances of cultural traditions.

Check out this video of our middle school teachers and students learning how to sign different countries sign “Happy Lunar New Year” - China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Many thanks to Yudan Liu, Minja Jung-Sanderlin, and Long Ngyuen for sharing their cultural traditions with us!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Congratulations to our Green Team for placing third out of twenty-one teams in BOTB this year!  Great job wildcat reader...
02/07/2021

Congratulations to our Green Team for placing third out of twenty-one teams in BOTB this year! Great job wildcat readers! Go KDES! #kdeswildcats

The Green team made into the semifinals!   They will have their match against Venado Middle School at 10 am on Friday, F...
02/05/2021

The Green team made into the semifinals! They will have their match against Venado Middle School at 10 am on Friday, February 5th. Go Wildcats! #kdeswildcats

02/01/2021
Why Black lives should matter to EVERYONE - [English CC - transcript link in description]

Some of the KDES Middle Schoolers made a video to kick off Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Schools. This year, they challenge you to think about why Black lives should matter to EVERYONE. Our students highlight some of the achievements and inventions Black folks have contributed to society, which make all our lives better.

This idea came about after a discussion Tarja Lewis (ELA teacher) and Lia Bengtson (Social Studies teacher) had with Ms. Bettie Waddy-Smith. Her childhood friend's father invented the concept of the blood bank! This led to a conversation about how so many things we take for granted today (like the doorknob and traffic lights!) are thanks to Black folks. We also talked about how even though we're extremely excited for Kamala Harris to become the first Black-Asian female Vice President of the United States, Black folks have been in what is now called the United States of America for over 400 years. Why is it that we are still celebrating so many "firsts"?

Our students were blown away to learn about all of these everyday items and their true origins. Some of them conducted research to learn more about the people they were talking about and all of the students involved put in so much effort and enthusiasm!

We wanted to reframe the narrative and focus on the positive contributions made to US society and beyond. Please join us in learning more about these hidden narratives so we can pay due tribute to these individuals and so many more.

Please take a few moments after the film to reflect on our questions -

1) How have these inventions impacted your life?
2) Why do Black lives matter to YOU?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=qEdJF7aiD3Y&feature=youtu.be

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - Black Lives Matter Week of Action 2021Text/image transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11PNbqYej3mrV-lspDT...

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The #1 seed KDES volleyball team will play in the conference quarterfinals against Field School on Wednesday, October 17, at 4:30 pm at the KDES gym. Please come out and support our players!
Hello, We, the PER 350 Event Management Class, will host a Halloween themed 5K run/fun walk called, "Spooky Bison 5K Run/Fun Walk" on October 21st, at 11 AM to 12:30. $5 for students and employees, $10 for outsiders. The money will be partially donated to NASLECE which promotes the early exposure of the bilingual approach to children. Bring your organization, department, friends, and people! We will appreciate it very much. Thank you. The flyer description is: The black flyer is covered with webs on the corner and in the middle of the top middle, there is a bright orange text box with white words saying, "Spooky". Below the orange box, there is a orange text saying, "Bison". In the middle of flyer, there is a white full moon with bison standing in front of it, and on the side of the picture, there is three small pumpkins along with one ghost which appears to be hiding behind the pumpkin. Below the clip arts of the webs, pumpkins, moon, and the bison, there is a list of text covered in white font. It says, "When? October 21st. Time? 11 AM-12:30 PM. Where? Gallaudet University Olmsted Green. $5 for Gallaudet students and employees $10 for Non-student and non-employees. Costume ENCOURAGED but not required. Below the text, there is a clip art of money and on the right side of that, there is a text saying, "Donated" and on the right side of the text, there is a logo of NASLECE. The website link is under the logo. At the very bottom, there is a text saying, "Sign up at https://www.gallaudet.edu/spooky-5k or". A QR code appears next to the text.
Hope to see you there!